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wall street." he is now a senior fellow and adjunct professor at the new york university school of law. neil barofsky, welcome. >> thank you. >> when you were a kid, did you say, "mom, dad, i want to grow up and be an inspector general?" >> no, i said i wanted to be a lawyer, though. >> you did? >> it must be some sort of major genetic flaw i have. but my mom keeps a fortune cookie that said, "you will be a great lawyer one day." and i signed it and dated it. i thini was 12 years old.12 so there was something weird about me that i wanted to be a lawyer. i wanted to be a prosecutor. i mean, that was sort of what i wanted to do. maybe it's from watching tv shows, "perry mason," as a kid or something like that. but i was always drawn to the law. and so i think i did have this drive for public service. but certainly never did think that i'd be an inspector general one day. i didn't rlly even know what ll that was until i actually got at the job, to be honest with you. >> when you took the job, i read about you. and i thought, "why is someone like that, with that record of prosecution going
to the law. and so i think i did have this drive for public service. but certainly never did think that i'd be an inspector general one day. i didn't really even know what that was until i actually got the job, to be honest with you. >> when you took the job, i read about you. and i thought, "why is someone like that, with that record of prosecution going to take on this job at this -- in the depth of this crisis?" >> part of it was because this new office, this office of the specl inspector general for tarp, with the worst acronym in washington. >> it really is. >> sigtarp, was to have two focuses. one was the oversight function and doing reports and audits and keeping an eye on treasury and making recommendations. but what i was more focused on in the beginning and what i thought my job would be is we also created a brand-new law enforcement agency, completely from scratch, whose job was to police the tarp program. and with $700 billion going out the door, the idea was that, inevitably, there were going to be criminal flies drawn to that honey. and our job was to catch them, do thinveig
of who's going to be elected r a specific office or what kind of laws are going to be passed by congress. >> you have a better chance to be an organ donor than seeing any other a retirement moy. >> yeah i think this is a perfect, kind of forum, for us all to come and talk about -- >> back and forth. >> yes. i've seen many souls changed in the last three days. >> really. >> yeah. on all sides including the othr side of the --. >> i went through the woodstock generation and i thought it's back to business as usual. and sort of it was a big party. that's whatg i see this as, a party with no cover. i'm a defender of money. freedom, individual freedom, rich people. because i'm still, even though i've not gray, i'm still trying to be one. because the more money i have the more good i can do. they're all rich people. reverend ike a black minister who ed to preach up near new york. he used eded say if you curse t rich, you will never be one. >> i mea look at the people out here. do you think they're out here just hanging out? i mean, that blows my mind that you came out here and you said, well,
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